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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 9 - 11, 2020
Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

Strategic Program Speakers

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Alex Pourbaix

President & Chief Executive Officer

As the President & Chief Executive Officer of Cenovus Energy, Alex is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the company and delivering strong financial and operational performance. Alex took on the company’s leadership role in November of 2017 and is also a Director of Cenovus.

Prior to Cenovus, Alex spent 27 years with TransCanada Corporation and its affiliates in a broad range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for the company’s commercial activity and overseeing major energy infrastructure projects and operations. He also has experience in corporate strategy, business development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as stakeholder relations.

Alex earned both a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta. He is active in the community, having sat on the boards of several local charities, including many years as a dedicated volunteer for the United Way. Alex served as Board Chair for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and currently serves on the boards of Trican Well Service Ltd. and the Business Council of Canada.

Alex lives in Calgary with his wife, Kelly. They have two daughters, who are both pursuing post-secondary degrees in business. Alex is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys travelling with his family as well as golfing and fly fishing.